Monday, August 10, 2009

Twits

Yeah, I'm on Twitter. So is everyone else, or so it seems. Whiling our lives away 140 characters at a time. I sometimes amuse myself by trying to use exactly 140 characters without resorting to typing like a teenage girl. I'm sure Hemingway used to do the same exact thing.

Anyway, I don't talk about BMX all the time on Twitter. In fact, I barely talk about BMX at all. Just today some site that "tracks influence across the social web" decreed me the bronze medal influencer about baseball over the past seven days. Even considering that this only takes into account those silly enough to register their accounts in the first place, this is ludicrous. Do I tweet about baseball? Sure, but mostly to bitch about how much the Mets suck and suggest new and creative ways to get rid of manager Jerry Manuel. I highly doubt I'm influencing anyone.

But there are those who do Tweet about BMX, and many of them post photos. Like Brian Kachinsky, who posted these ultra-exciting prototype plastic DK pedals (innovation: they're made by DK and 'soooo light' with four 'o's), and BMXer and cigar aficionado Nick Wiegand whose multiple-butted Macneil bars fell apart like a poorly rolled Dominican. And there's Rich Hirsch, who posted the new Lotek jeans tags. Because you need to know these things.

All in all, I think Twitter is a good thing. It's like an ever-ongoing AIM conversation where people enter and leave randomly. I've talked shit about the Celtics with Ryan Sher and read too many corny jokes to count from Ed Koenning's dog. Also, I posted a picture of my bike leaning against a curb.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice bike Twat!

Anonymous said...

I've seen soooo many broken macneil parts!

Anonymous said...

I just saw a twitter message that said Standard was doing a "cash for clunkers" program and Nick could trade those shit bars in for a deal on a better pair? Is this true?

Anonymous said...

fuck dig

the magazine is a dead dog anyway.

Anonymous said...

these comments are about as coherent as a twitter feed

jesboogie said...

where in the fuck is your seatpost clamp?

blather said...

not too long ago i read a stat that 60% of those that sign up on Twitter cancel it after six months.

bill said...

I do not give half a shit about what people are doing from moment to moment. No one on this earth is important enough for me to stalk via twitter.

"just took a dump. turning on tv. LOL. changing channel now. turning fan on. LOL"

Twitter is a conduit to OCD and if this is the latest craze in instant gratification I am scared to see what the latest thing will be in a year or two.

Kyle. said...

What frame are you riding that doesn't accomidate your love of a seat clamp oh sir Rus?

Anonymous said...

I met Kachinsky once, and he's the nicest guy ever. He's done more crazy shit on a bike than everyone who posts comments on here or does this blog combined has or ever will do. He's psyched on a sponsor's part, not advoacting seatless bikes. There's plenty of douchebag pros in BMX to poke fun at, and that dude is definitely not one of them. I think I just lost all respect for this blog...

Russ said...

It's a Fit Edwin. The lack of SPC is semi-mitigated by the fact that it actually has a 14" rear.

Um, I don't think I really made fun of BK, but OK. Bye!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wonder what Russ' seatclamp has to say about this blog now? (not that it matters, I'll still read on)

Stoked said...

where on LI are you?

Anonymous said...

In his mom and dad's house right by his old elementary school.

Anonymous said...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/21299168.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1250053171&Signature=ijwuC0P%2BGFTao0qK34AbTZVcreA%3D

Hypotwite

thomas said...

Thanks Bill. I was feeling a little lonely with my twitter aversion.

Mr B said...

Loving the quote from the girl who fell in the hole because she was texting not watching where she was going whilst walking down the street:

"Because of their careless mistake I got hurt."

Twitter sucks balls.

Kanchinsky rules.

bill said...

Did you hear Ashton Koocher just took a sip of orange juice? ... and now he's going to walk his dog... oh, and now he's going to drop a suit off at the laundry mat...

Dudley Do-Right said...

Twitter is perfect for filling your head with useless information. Are your plans going to change today because ashton took a 1ft long turd and posted a picture of it. Will you feel out of the loop if you don't check peoples tweets? or do you hopelessly browse all social networking sites in some desperate search for isolated human "interaction?" Why people are so obsessed with MyFacebook Twits is beyond me. Could reading the replies to ones own posts some how help justify ones own existence or perhaps just their sense of relevancy.
how long do you think it will be till some poor soul commits suicide and tweets every moment leading up to it? controversy ensue.

Anonymous said...

ashton added another tweet? OMG, i havent checked it in like 5.25 seconds. I must be slipping. Is it possible to have a twitter page intravenously injected into my face so I never miss a single update? What am i doing wasting my time on SPRFLS when I could be on twitter!? TTYL :)

Anonymous said...

I just want to say my word verification is 'nation'.

Which is funny because our nation is becoming a bunch of self-absorbed twats.

nick said...

Standard did say they would help me out if I needed a new pair of bars. I already have a pair of Sunday's so I'm good. Classy move on their part.

Anonymous said...

Tweet-tweet bitches!!!

t.f.a. said...

have you sent a Tweet(R) about how you haven't posted anything new on your blog lately?

Anonymous said...

You're seriously posting about having a fucking twitter account?

You won't be missed